Windsor Games Leaving A Mark

The Ontario Summer Games were held in Windsor from August 7-10, 2014. Photo taken August 10, 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Ontario Summer Games in Windsor are over and it may have given visitors better exposure to what the city has to offer.

Tricia Johnson from Tavistock, between Stratford and Kitchener, says she didn’t know much about the city before coming to the games with her son competing in softball.

“Basically, it’s just kind of been going through Windsor to the border before this week,” says Johnson. “We’ve been having a lot of fun in Windsor. We’ve been out and about the last four days, kind of seeing the sights.”

Field hockey coach Ed Fernandes for the GTA girls team says Windsor has created special memories for many of the young athletes who competed in the games.

“Some of them will go forward and will try and make the national teams and this is just a first step,” says Fernandes. “I think they will always remember this. They will always remember this forever.”

The games ran from August 7 – 10 in Windsor with over 2,500 athletes competing.